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Sara George

London, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Financial Services: Contentious RegulatoryFinancial Crime: CorporatesFinancial Crime: Individuals
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Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory - UK-wide

Band 2

Sara George maintains a notably strong practice at the intersection of financial crime and regulatory enforcement.
"She gives excellent client service - she goes above and beyond, and nothing was too big or small. "
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Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Firms)

Band 4

Sara George has a broad practice extending from internal investigations to compliance and self-reporting measures, advising on bribery, corruption and money laundering matters.
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Financial Crime: Individuals - London (Firms)

Band 3

Sara George represents senior individuals and employees in investigations brought by the SFO and NCA as well as their foreign counterparts. She regularly advises on cases involving money laundering, bribery, insider trading and rate manipulation.
"She provides excellent client service and goes above and beyond." "She is just a brilliant lawyer and a trusted adviser."
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Sara George has a wealth of experience in UK and international regulatory and criminal investigations. She represents corporations and individuals against allegations of involvement in regulatory contraventions and criminal offences, including market abuse, insider dealing, money laundering, cybersecurity breaches, fraud, corruption and bribery. She is also frequently called upon to advise firms on misconduct issues and reputational management.

Sara advises in international criminal and regulatory investigations involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and in cases brought by European regulators, police forces and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Previously a criminal barrister, she also has extensive experience of advocacy before the Financial Services Tribunal, the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal.

Sara is a former prosecutor for the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and brought the first criminal prosecution by the FSA against a director for misleading the market (Regina v. Rigby and Bailey), the first Listing Rule contravention, numerous market abuse cases and refusals of authorization.

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“Opaque Disclosure System Invites Miscarriages of Justice,” The Times, May 13, 2021

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